James McDonald Clark

5 May 1850–18 March 1912 (Age 61)
Fayette, Ohio, United States

The Life of James McDonald

When James McDonald Clark was born on 5 May 1850, in Fayette, Ohio, United States, his father, William Calvert Clark, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Margaret Leedom, was 18. He lived in Wayne Township, Adams, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 18 March 1912, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington Court House, Fayette, Ohio, United States.

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William Calvert Clark
Nancy Margaret Leedom
David Leedom Clark
Albert Newton Clark
William Clark
Nancy Clark
James McDonald Clark
Elijah W. Clark
Retta May Clark
Henry Clark
Florence Jenny Clark
Aaron B. Clark
Annie Clark
Riley Taylor Clark
Carry Allen Clark
Jesse Earl Clark

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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 10

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 17

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • James M Clark in household of William Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jannes Mc Clark in household of Milliam Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Clark in household of William Clark, "United States Census, 1870"

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